Sushi is one of the most popular Japanese foods for foreigners. It’s easy to eat, but it can be difficult to make. During this tour, you can learn how to make sushi from a pro Read more [...]
You’ve come to Japan to have the time of your life. This means you have to taste some of the best—if not the best—sushi you will ever have anywhere. Out of the 5000 plus Tokyo sushi restaurants, these are the ones that will give you the ultimate sushi experience:
1. Sushi Hirose
You won’t find any tuna here—not that it matters with what’s offered. All of the fish is wrapped in kelp then marinated prior to meeting your palate. Sushi Hirose offers 30 dishes comprised of things like flounder, bass, and octopus.
Omakase courses are 8000 yen (excluding tax).
Address: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Nishi-Azabu 4-5-8 2F
2. Tsukiji Kagura Sushi
The store, found in Tsukiji Fish Market, is fantastic. The sushi is a blend of both traditional and contemporary flavors. Some bites are made with red wine vinegar, while others get topped with grilled fish (just in case you don’t like raw stuff) or egg. Sometimes, you even get a stick of wasabi to grate. That made it for me. How about you?
Lunch: 1500-2200 yen. Dinner: around 8500 yen.
This place brings back the taste of Edo-style sushi alongside Edo ambiance. The building is more than 60 years old and was originally a house for geisha. The menu consists of the usual tuna, clam, conger eel, and shrimp. However, the owner has added more futuristic tastes like boiled squid stuffed with gourd, vinegar-marinated gizzard shad, and other adventurous stuff.
Address: Tokyo, Chuo-ku, Nihonbashi-Ningyocho 2-7-13
This is a hidden but high-end gem. The reason is due to the quality versus the price. For half the price of most “ultimate” stops, Takesushi gives you the most delicious seared barracuda, milt, and cooked clam sushi on the face of this planet. Though it’s a little out of the way, the cost of the sushi, as well as the 20 different types of sake, makes this a note-worthy stop.
Address: Tokyo, Adachi-ku, Senji-Hashidocho 50
Tokyo Sushi Making Classes
Another way to enjoy Tokyo sushi is to join one of the sushi classes available in Tokyo. This is a great way to gain a greater understanding of sushi and the culture around it. Oh and eating sushi of course.
Learn how to make authentic Japanese sushi from a master sushi chef in Tokyo. During this unforgettable private lesson, you’ll get a full picture of what it’s like to be Read more [...]
On this ultimate sushi-lover’s tour, you’ll visit the world’s largest fish market — Tsukiji Fish Market — and try your hand at making sushi, which you& Read more [...]